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    For some reason, I would imagine that most people who forum, would also be inclined to enjoy board games.

    They seem similar-ish to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Usehername View Post
    I just wish people would be more on top of the game and not hold it back. In effect, be more efficient players. And yes, I realize the paradox that the whole point is to enjoy your time with others.
    Says who?

    It seems as if you actually *do* like board games, but feel annoyed by the lack of competition that your peer group presents you with.

    Lol,

    Here is an example of a person who is hating the player, and not the game.
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    I like board games, not traditional ones but group ones that are usually verbal/linguistic and very social by nature and are spontaneous. And that can also accomodate a lot of players.

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    The board game equivalent to Rock Band, DDR, or 'Singing Star'. You know, party games.

    My ISTJ friend hosts semi-regular game nights. They would be accompanied by alcohol and appetizers and followed by a night at the club.

    I think board games are a good way to get the evening rolling and get people to loosen up and socialize.

    Otherwise --- no. I loathe Monopoly and (don't shoot me) Scrabble. I don't like chess or checkers especially much either. ESPECIALLY not in a party context.

    I could nurse a beer while playing Connect 4 and having a random conversation with a friend, though.
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    Same here, CzeCze. There has to be a creative element. Competition isn't enough. Monopoly makes me want to pluck my eyes out with a spoon out of sheer boredom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChick View Post
    For some reason, I would imagine that most people who forum, would also be inclined to enjoy board games.

    They seem similar-ish to me.
    They are completely different for my experience, but that does raise an interesting point that many people approach social interaction as a game of sorts. There are advantages to thinking that way, but i just can't.

    I don't enjoy board games, or any games for that matter. I experience them as arbitrary rules that can produce a kind of petty competition. It feels like running in circles and the group gets invested in declaring a "winner". I can't relax because rules, socializing, and competition are possibly the three things that wear me down the most. The closest i've come to enjoying a game is Pictionary. It's funny when people guess after someone draws only one line or when people draw something that looks silly, but even that game can come down to rules and competition. It is rare i will participate in any game, but i am content to just sit and watch the others play and get lost in my imagination and thoughts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CzeCze View Post
    I like board games, not traditional ones but group ones that are usually verbal/linguistic and very social by nature and are spontaneous. And that can also accomodate a lot of players.

    1) Taboo
    2) Scattergories
    3) Moods

    Fun!

    The board game equivalent to Rock Band, DDR, or 'Singing Star'. You know, party games.

    My ISTJ friend hosts semi-regular game nights. They would be accompanied by alcohol and appetizers and followed by a night at the club.

    I think board games are a good way to get the evening rolling and get people to loosen up and socialize.

    Otherwise --- no. I loathe Monopoly and (don't shoot me) Scrabble. I don't like chess or checkers especially much either. ESPECIALLY not in a party context.

    I could nurse a beer while playing Connect 4 and having a random conversation with a friend, though.
    Ever got into RPG'ing? I think you'd have a lot of fun in an role playing heavy (rather than combat heavy) environment with 4 or 5 people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Usehername View Post
    They drive me nuts.

    I realized this in depth on my gap year program, I knew this before from playing with my family, and I have learned that even when round a table full of some of my best friends (incidentally, but not purposefully all xNxx types) I can't hack it.

    I just wish people would be more on top of the game and not hold it back. In effect, be more efficient players. And yes, I realize the paradox that the whole point is to enjoy your time with others.

    I just can't hack it. I confessed this hatred to my eNFJ friend the other night when reflecting on our latest game of Settlers (with an INTP, INFP, ENFP) and she pretended to sympathize with me while really giggling on the inside.
    You're looking for competition and playing with a bunch of NF's. Find some competitive players and board games are hella fun. My family usually plays for money when we get out a board game, so people don't mess around.
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    I prefer any kind of game over socializing for it's own sake, but there has to be some strategy or creativity involved. The thing I hate most about monopoly is that the only skill required is the ability to be a conniving and manipulating bastard when the players start trading property. I make a terrible salesman so I barely even try and hate everyone who does.
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    It really bothers me when I play board games with people who don't care if they win or lose. It's not as if we have to rip each other's hair out (usually), but a lack of competitiveness makes it really not fun.

    What I hate more is explaining the rules over and over and over to someone. :steam:

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChick View Post
    Says who?

    It seems as if you actually *do* like board games, but feel annoyed by the lack of competition that your peer group presents you with.

    Lol,

    Here is an example of a person who is hating the player, and not the game.
    No, they're all pretty competitive. I just want it to be more efficient to get it over with. (The only significant pause in the game was taken to get the ENFP and INFP to jump off the roof into the pool, which was an impressive feat and more interesting than the game.)
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